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Table 2 Distribution (%; mean(sd)) of IHD and the confounders by category of non-HDL-C at baseline

From: Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio versus non-HDL-C as predictors for ischemic heart disease: a 17-year follow-up study of women in southern Sweden

Variable Non-HDL-C category
Totals Quintile 1 Quintile 2 Quintile 3 Quintile 4 Quintile 5
Number of women (%) 6537 1304 (20.0) 1306 (20.0) 1302 (19.9) 1309 (20.0) 1316 (20.1)
Number (%) of IHD 551 (8.4) 73(5.6) 92(7.0) 101 (7.8) 133 (10.2) 152 (11.6)
Age, mean (years) 56.4 (3.0) 55.9 (2.9) 56.2 (3.0) 56.4 (3.0) 56.6 (3.0) 56.9 (3.1)
Exercise       
Low (%) 5.7 4.3 5.4 5.5 6.3 6.8
Medium (%) 51.7 48.5 51.4 51.2 53.4 54.0
High (%) 42.6 47.2 43.2 43.2 40.3 39.2
Smoking
Non-smoker (%) 59.3 62.9 59.4 61.7 58.2 54.2
Former smoker (%) 20.0 21.8 19.8 20.0 20.6 18.1
Daily smoker (%) 20.7 15.3 20.8 18.3 21.2 27.7
WHR
Small (≤ 0.78) (%) 55.0 67.9 63.6 54.2 49.1 40.2
Large (> 0.78) (%) 45.0 32.1 36.4 45.8 50.9 59.8
Blood pressure
SBP < 140 & DBP < 90 mmHg (%) 52.3 61.1 57.5 51.6 48.6 42.6
SBP 140–149 or DBP 90–99 mmHg (%) 27.0 22.9 23.7 27.7 29.3 31.5
SBP ≥ 150 or DBP ≥ 100 mmHg (%) 20.7 16.0 18.8 20.7 22.1 25.9
Diabetes (self-reported)
Yes (%) 2.1 1.4 2.1 1.6 2.8 2.7
No (%) 97.9 98.6 97.9 98.4 97.2 97.3
  1. Distribution (means and number (%)) of IHD and the confounders by category of non-HDL-C at baseline, n = 6537. TC, total cholesterol; HDL, high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol; non-HDL-C, total-cholesterol minus HDL-C; WHR, waist-hip-ratio; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure